Sunday, May 12, 2013
A reader captured this system, which appeared to be a tornado, forming behind Methacton High School in Worcester Township Saturday afternoon.
Patch reader and Facebook follower Molly's Trainers, of Molly's Country Kennels in Towamencin, captured this twisted cloud behind Methacton High School in Worcester on Saturday. Molly's Trainer reports that the cloud eventually dissipated. You can always post photos of something you see about town on our Facebook page or in our Pics & Clips gallery.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 52nd Philadelphia Folk Fest arrives to Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford August 16 to August 18. Tickets available now.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society has announced the lineup for the 52nd Philadelphia Folk Festival, running August 16 to August 18 at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township. The Mavericks and Richard Thompson are headlining the fest, according to a blog on Philly.com. The Maverick are country rockers and Thompson is a British guitar virtuoso, according to the blog. Here is the rest of the bill: Tickets for the Folk Fest are, at present, 20 percent off. You can buy tickets here. Here is the breakdown for ticket prices. There are extra fees for RV camping: Vehicle camping requires a $40 add-on ticket for each RV. Attendees can also buy reserved seating tickets at an extra cost. Reserved seating are located at the front of the stage. Friday…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Perkasie Borough Police were attempting to locate Rachel Markley, 27, who was reported missing by her family on Friday and who was thought to be in danger.
Update Sunday, 12:57 a.m. Perkasie Borough Police report that Rachel Markley has been found in Philadelphia's 25th District. Markley was not injured, police said in a Facebook post. Markley has returned home to Sellersville, police said. Police said Markley's reasons to travel to Philadelphia "were her own" and it was her choice to return to Sellersville. Earlier Story Perkasie Borough Police are asking the public to help them locate a missing Sellersville woman. Rachel Markley, 27, was reported missing by her family on Friday, according to a post on the police's Facebook page. There are some details to the investigation that may suggest that she is in some danger, according to police. Ongoing attempts to locate Markley have been …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, 49, of Wheatfield Circle, allegedly slashed the throat of his wife in their home on March 10 and fled the scene. Bail was set at $1 million. He is charged with attempted murder.
HATFIELD, PA — The Hatfield man wanted on attempted murder charges in the throat slashing of his wife has turned himself has turned himself in to police—and remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison on $1 million bail. Thomas Troy Young, 49, of the 300 block of Wheatfield Circle, contacted and turned himself in to Hatfield Township Police on March 15, police said. Young was arraigned before District Judge Harry Nesbitt and bail was set at $1 million cash, police said. A preliminary hearing is set for March 25 at 10:30 a.m. before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser in Souderton. Police said Young allegedly fled the scene of a crime on March 10 at 12:38 a.m. Young allegedly assaulted his wife, 33, with a knife in their home, police …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Basement dweller William Keith Kane, 23, is wanted for felony assault by Lansdale Police for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill the landlord of the Franklin Street home where he lived with a knife and tire iron.
Update Kane has turned himself in to Lansdale Police. Read the story here. Earlier Story Kane was able to get away from police on a felony assault charge. For now. A basement dweller named William Keith Kane, 23, is wanted by police for allegedly threatening to kill and for allegedly assaulting the landlord with a tire iron and knife. Police believe, but have not confirmed, that Kane is in the Boyertown area. Kane lived in the basement at 400 Franklin St., police said. The homeowner was Kane's landlord. A felony warrant has been issued against Kane for the alleged assault at the same address, police said. On March 8, Kane allegedly grabbed a knife and "raised it up in a striking fashion," while walking toward the homeowner. This, after …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Lansdale Amusement Co. in Hatfield provided 40 VSPhoenix state-of-the-art dartboards at the inaugural three-day Phoenix Cup $22,000 tournament Friday at Holiday Inn in Towamencin
The inaugural Phoenix Cup at the Holiday Inn in Towamencin was a bullseye. The event saw Lansdale Amusement Co. in Hatfield providing 40 state-of-the-art Korean-made VSPhoenix dartboards for the $22,000 dart tournament Friday at the Sumneytown Pike hotel, according to The Reporter Online. The newspaper reports the digital dart machines have remote-play capabilities — you can challenge someone in another country from your neighborhood bar via a special online card — and are complete with surround sound speakers and 26-inch HD monitors. The tournament is sponsored by Phoenix Darts Co. and world champion dart master John Kuczynski, of Zion Grove, PA. You can find VSPhoenix dartboards locally at bars like Third and Walnut Lounge; Hattricks and…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The last basic life support ambulance company in the county will become an advanced life support company by the end of January, thanks to a partnership with medics from Harleysville EMS
On Jan. 29, a legacy will end in Montgomery County lifesaving. Community Ambulance Service of Green Lane is the last remaining ambulance company in the county that operates as BLS, or Basic Life Support. Soon, with a partnership with Harleysville Area Emergency Medical Services, Community Ambulance Service of Green Lane will be an Advanced Life Support company. Harleysville Area EMS (Station 344) will partner a paramedic from its corps with an Emergency Medical Technician from Community Ambulance Service of Green Lane (Station 328) — therefore becoming ALS. Green Lane will also receive ALS equipment through Harleysville, according to Harleysville Area EMS Chief Don Lynch. "Green Lane is a Basic Life Support — 2 EMTs or an EMT and a first …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team explains a frequently misunderstood term in the real estate market.
We frequently have buyers asking us about pre-foreclosure homes that they found on the internet. There are many sites that will give consumers this type of information. Most of these homes are not listed for sale, but some buyers want to know if they can still see the property with the possibility of buying it. Pre-foreclosure simply means that a homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage payments. And while a foreclosure may eventually happen, at the current time, the home is still rightfully owned by the mortgagor (i.e. homeowner). It does NOT mean that the home is available for sale. In fact, that home may never be available for sale. In most cases, a homeowner does NOT want to sell OR lose their home to a foreclosure. The …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
About 300 guests participated in the kickoff for the 22nd annual multicultural event, coming April 20 to North Penn High School
While the 22nd annual International Spring Festival brings its multicultural flair to North Penn High School on April 20, the kickoff event Thursday at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School previewed what to expect at the ethnic and cultural celebration in diversity. Planning Committee Co-Chair Tom Meyer told The Reporter that the kickoff event lets sponsors know that the festival is happening again, and lets new sponsors and new volunteers sign on for a chance to be part of the festival. Click through our photo gallery to get a taste of what the kickoff event and dinner offered to participants and sponsors.